March 18th, 2014
Local citizens have consistently approached the Ridgway Borough Council concerning drug problems in their various neighborhoods over the past several months. However, the problem still persists.
More citizens expressed concern during a recent council meeting, many of whom came to report they were finding used syringes near their homes and observing suspicious activities at some residences throughout Ridgway.
During Monday evening's Ridgway Borough Council meeting, Dale Fox, president of Ridgway's Heritage Council, signed up to speak in response to the recently-announced possibility of the condemnation of the Bogert House, located at 140 Main St.
According to borough manager Kim Zimmerman, due to multiple code violations and lack of progress with renovations, the borough may seek to have the building condemned.
The Ridgway YMCA's recent request for the borough to sign on as a host entity for their upcoming $1.6 million renovation project was approved by a 4-3 vote during Monday evening's council meeting.
Councilmen Rich Parrish, Sam MacDonald, Frank Quattrone and J.R. Geitner approved the borough's signing of the cooperation agreement while councilmen Steve Keener, John Casolo Jr. and council president Ralph Dussia cast negative votes.
Vincent N. "Vinny" Scarano, 50, of 623 Suismon Ave., Pittsburgh, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died early Sunday morning, March 16, 2014 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born on Aug. 24, 1963 in Ridgway, son of Julia Robinson Scarano and the late Nicholas Scarano.
He resided in Pittsburgh for the last 20 years.
He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1981. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He had worked at Treasure Lake in DuBois as a Time Share salesman. He had also worked for ZEP Cleaning Products.
ST. MARYS â€“ Penn Highlands Healthcare is working with an independent emergency medicine physician group to assist with provider staffing in three of the system's emergency departments, including Penn Highlands Elk.
This practice, however, has no adverse impacts on emergency department physicians currently employed at the facility and is in place only to assure a full complement of physicians, according to hospital officials.
During the recent meeting of the Ridgway Area School Board of Directors, RHS principal Heather McMahon Vargas presented information on the school's efforts to increase student opportunities through post-secondary technical school options.
Kathryn Joan (Kathy) Moriarity, 31, of Brandy Camp Circle, Ridgway, died Friday, March 14, 2014 as the result of an automobile accident.
She was born Oct. 8, 1982 in St. Marys, daughter of Janet Meyer Pritt (Roy) of Ridgway and Michael and Lorraine (Dippold) Moriarity of St. Marys.
Mary E. Breakey, 89, of 46 Freedom Dr., Wilcox, died Friday evening, March 14, 2014 at Kane Community Hospital in Kane following a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 5, 1925 in Spangler, daughter of the late Aaron and Laura Moyer Folmar.
On June 29, 1946 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married LaVerne E. Breakey; he preceded her in death on July 21, 2009.
FOX TWP. â€“ One person died Friday afternoon in a fatal crash on Brandy Camp Road in the 600 block near Rebco, Inc.
Kathryn J. Moriarity, 31, of Ridgway, was killed when a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am driven by 59-year-old Olen L. Pritt, also of Ridgway, flipped as he attempted to negotiate a right curve in the roadway, according to reports released Friday night.
According to the Ridgway-based state police, the car started to spin in a clockwise direction and exited the right side of the roadway. The right front corner of the car struck an embankment, causing the car to overturn.
The third annual celebrity waiter dinner, hosted by the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at The Royal Inn in Ridgway.
The dinner was held at the Royal in 2012 and 2013 as well and the event proved to be a night of fun and games for all involved.
Chamber members as well as the general public are invited to attend as balcony seating will be available for non-chamber members. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Tina Clancy at the Chamber of Commerce at 776-1424.